Friday, August 31, 2012

Rams vs. Ravens Thoughts

First off, it was awesome to see Bradford throw the ball around with velocity and confidence. He looked like a franchise quarterback against the Ravens. Steven Jackson looks ready for a big season with good hard runs, but the question still not answered is who will back him up. Richardson is giving Pead a run for the job behind Jackson. Pead shows explosion in his runs and glimpses home-run ability while Richardson consistently run hard every carry getting positive yards every carry makes it very interesting how snaps will be sorted out. Steve Smith had a good game receiving, but besides that no receivers stood out unfortunately. Brian Quick his still not gotten snaps with Bradford and the starters and it makes you wonder what the reasoning is behind that.

On defense the d-line stepped up and showed the force they can potentially be. Robert Quinn was all over the place while Chris Long was great as usual. The only bad from the starters was the injury to 1st rounder Micheal Brockers who suffered an injury to his ankle. He will be questionable for week 1 against the Lions. With depth thin at defensive tackle and Brockers getting better each game, the injury to his ankle is a tough loss to the Rams. Also it was great to see Jenkins get a pick and take it to the house. Obviously Jenkins didn't lose his confidence after a not so great game last week.

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